Happy Friday!!! This week flew by and I can’t believe next week is Thanksgiving! I feel like it was July last week…..or just Florida weather! 🙂 Today I’m sharing the final photos from OnStage. I could share share share because I took a million and one photos but I’m putting a limit to it! If you are dying to see more, check out the past 2 days of fun photos! Wanna join me on the next trip?? Join my Fabulous Friends Team here!
Frogs, Butterflies, Candy, and Flowers……I’m excited about all of it! These new products coming in the Occasions Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration are just amazing. I can’t wait to play with them and share them all with you! If you have ordered from me in the past 6 months, you will be getting these catalogs in the mail in December automatically. If you are new to me, send me a message and I can mail one out to you. Click here to send your information to me. You can also click here to start shopping and then I will automatically send you one!
Don’t forget that the FREE Stamp Set of the Month is A Big Thank You!!! With every order of $75 or more before tax and shipping, you will earn this set for FREE from me. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! See you back here on Monday!
Today, I’m sharing the Orlando Day 2 Recap!!! There was a lot more stamping, seeing new products, and winning fabulous stuff on this day!!!
Oh my goodness was I blown away by some of these stamping projects. Shelli’s watercoloring and layering is so amazing and I can only hope to color like that. I did try to take notes on how she does it. I have lots of practice to do! 🙂 There are lots of great masculine sets coming soon and we all know I struggle with man cards. Flowers, flowers, and more flowers make my heart happy!!!
While there is a lot of stamping going on, there is also a lot of chatting, meeting new people, snapping photos, and so much more! The people make this even more fabulous! I tried taking pictures with those in my Fabulous Friends Team, LovenStampfuls Team, and ImPECKable Stampers Team. Of course, I got pictures with others too! Meeting new people from all over the world is just amazing. The green ears were for all of our team so we could find each other in the sea of 6000 people. The bottom right photo is me and the 6 other ladies in our team that earned the Greek Isles Trip and we got to walk across stage together. It was AMAZING!!!
If you would like to see all the goodies we got, check out the video below or click here! Be sure to give the video a thumbs up if you liked it and don’t forget to subscribe if you are new. If you would like a notification when I post a new video, be sure to click the bell right next to the subscribe!!!
We made it home and it’s snowing…..so not cool!!! I am missing Orlando weather already. Here is our Orlando Day 1 Recap!!! We went to Epcot courtesy of Stampin’ Up and it was amazing!!!!
It was super magical and so easy! Parking was a breeze. There was a tram that took us right to the entrance and then it was like we had the whole world in front of us. I remember looking at Brad and saying why does it seem everyone knows where they are going and we are like oh my what do we do first. We headed around the world looking at everything and smashing pennies. We got a total of 19 smashed pennies so of course I had to buy a Disney Penny Passport. Rapunzel and Flynn chatted with us and we got their autograph! Claire did so well and enjoyed looking at everything and everyone. It was HOT like upper 80’s and real feel of mid 90’s! I was loving it!!!
Stampin’ Up released the NEW Occasions Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure to all of us. AMAZING!!! My favorite Sale-A-Bration item already is that amazing ribbon. There are 5 spools of the most beautiful spring colors. Butterflies and gingham are hot hot hot too! Check back tomorrow for more samples, ideas, and goodies. I have millions of photos to sort through and all kinds of things!
Want to join me on the next Stampin’ Up adventure in April? Join my Fabulous Friends team by clicking here!
Happy Monday everyone!!! I will not be posting this week as I’m heading to Orlando for Stampin’ Up’s 30th Anniversary OnStage Convention!!!! Orlando Here We Come!
I am beyond excited about this trip and the warm weather (hopefully). You know I’m a warm, summer girl and hate winter! 🙂 Also, I have never been to Orlando or Epcot!!! Stampin’ Up is taking us to Epcot on Wednesday Night! Eeeeee There are 22 Penny Smashers there and my little heart just might explode. Anyone else out there love penny smashers???? Let me know in the comments below! I even have a little Passport Book for all of mine!
Follow me on Social Media to see the adventures that follow this week! I will also be posting NEW stuff that is coming out in the Occasions Mini Catalog in January as well as Sale-A-Bration!!!! WOOT WOOT!
Stampin’ Up’s year ended in September and I’m excited to say, “I’ve Earned Stampin’ Up’s Incentive Trip!!!
I couldn’t have done it without all of you! Thank you all so much for your love and support all year long! Thank you for being patient with me lately now that Claire is taking up more of my time. I’m still trying to find a good balance and hope to get there soon! You all mean the world to me whether you are reading this, ordering supplies, attending classes, reaching out to ask a question, or following me on Social Media! Thank you all from the bottom of my heart!
Here’s a little update on little Miss Claire who no longer thinks naps are necessary. Luckily she sleeps well at night but the no naps during the day is a struggle for all of us for sure. She is growing strong and healthy which is fabulous and took her 4 month shots very well. It sure breaks this Momma’s heart though. I feel like the older she gets the more she looks at us like why did you let that girl hurt me. Pretty sure I have cried every time she has gotten shots. Not looking forward to the 6 month appointment.
If you are crafting this weekend, let me know in the comments below what you are working on. If you need to order anything, click here to start shopping!
Happy Birthday to ME!!!! It’s My Birthday Today!!! I love to celebrate all month long but today is officially the day!
On my birthday, I like to share a little bit about me. Whether you have been following me for a few years now or this is the first post you are reading, thank you for following along and I hope you enjoy learning more about the person here at Laura’s Stamp Pad. You can check out some of my past birthday posts here and here! Enjoy a little bit more about me:
A lot happened in my 32nd year of life!!! It was just a little over a week after my 32nd birthday that we found out we were pregnant. As my belly grew, my love for the color pink never changed…..as is obvious in the photos above. I think I will always love the color pink!
Also, I love taking pictures and having my picture taken. Unfortunately, those two things don’t always go together. I tend to be behind the camera most of the time so there are more pictures of everyone else and not as many of me. This is probably why I wanted to take weekly bump photos and made my husband do them every Monday.
I am a bit of a freak and overthink everything which made me scared to death of pregnancy through most of my 20’s but I always wanted a baby of my own. I babysat since the moment I could stay home alone. In college, I went on a trip with a big family as the nanny. There are 8 nieces and nephews in my family and I couldn’t wait to have a child call me Mommy rather than always Auntie. I do take my duties as an Auntie very seriously though….love them all so much! My pregnancy went very smooth and was great….nothing to worry about! Another thing about me…..I have no patience usually! This made waiting 41 weeks and 3 days really hard!! But that’s not all, even after my water broke, I had to wait another 33 hours of laboring before Baby Girl arrived. 🙂
Being a Mom is hard but so amazing! I love it so much! It has made a big change in my daily life with trying to nurse, snuggle, stare at that adorable smile, and get all of my work done for my stamping business. I’m still working on getting it all done and find a nice routine!
Last year was amazing and life changing….here’s to a wonderful 33rd year!!!
BIRTHDAY SPECIAL: All orders placed today will earn a FREE GIFT from me as well as DOUBLE Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers!!! I have lots of goodies like ribbon, clear blocks, embossing powder, stamps, and more. I will randomly select a gift and send it out to everyone who orders today! Click here to start shopping!
Happy Friday!!! Are you ready for a fabulous weekend?? I sure am! We have no plans so lots of relaxing, baby snuggles, and maybe check out this festival in the next town over. Today, I’m sharing some Alaskan Love!!!
We were not able to go on the Stampin’ Up Alaskan Cruise because little Claire was too young. PS: In case you didn’t know, infants under 6 months (and some cruises it’s a year) can’t go along. We were super bumped to put it lightly as this was a trip we were so excited to go on. Stampin’ Up was amazing and I was able to get the pillow gifts from each night on the cruise even though we couldn’t go. Let me just say WOW and how loved I feel from such an amazing company. I’m so excited to wear, use, and show off all of my goodies. There was a lot of Holiday Mini Catalog product in there as well which I will be using in upcoming classes and events!
Also, wasn’t my husband the sweetest to take these photos of me. He actually asked if I would wait to open the box till he got home so he could take them. I’m wondering if it was that or if he was just as excited to see everything?!?!
Happy Monday everyone!!! I hope you had an amazing weekend!!! Mine was full and fabulous! I attended Vacation Stamping School 2018 Friday evening and Saturday morning. This is a gathering of demonstrators in our group for all kinds of stamping fun. There were around 100 in attendance and so much excitement!!!
There were so many amazing samples, demonstrations, and ideas all over the room. The talent some of these ladies have is just incredible. It still boggles my mind that simple stamps, ink, and paper can be so much more!!! There is still so much to learn and I love it! I can’t wait to share all these ideas with all of you too!
Of course my favorite part of the whole event was the people. Seeing Shannon West was like Ahhhhhhhh! She is so fabulous! I remember meeting her and getting a photo with her back in January 2011 at Leadership in Nashville…..AND SHE REMEMBERED TOO!!! How amazing is that?!?!?!
Throw Back….Monday! 🙂 Here we are in January 2011 and the center photo in the above collage is from this past weekend!! Shannon, you are amazing and inspire me and I feel like you are my Stampin’ Up celebrity! 🙂 Not that all of the other ladies at the event weren’t as well though! These ladies were from many different states, all gathering together and sharing stamping tips and chatting. We are one big family. A big shout out to Glenda Travelstead too for getting Claire to sleep on Friday night! Claire enjoyed your snuggles!
Now I’m off to the stamp room during nap time to play with my new product I won for Prize Patrol and to go through all the samples and ideas to start playing! Eeeeee!
I hope you all have a wonderful day! PS: If you would like to join this amazing family of fun and inspiration, join my team by clicking here!!! You won’t regret it!
Happy Friday!!! I’m super excited…..and a little bit nervous…..about this weekend because we are taking our first overnight trip with Claire! I can’t believe that Claire is 3 months old already too (officially on Monday)! Time sure does fly by!
I know I’m biased but she is just the cutest. She is smiling and giggling so much now and it’s the most precious thing ever! She is still unpredictable which makes it hard for me to get a lot of time in the stamp room. At least I can still check out the New Holiday Mini Catalog while nursing her on the couch! 🙂 There is so much fabulous new goodies in that catalog. I’m in love. If you are on my mailing list, you should have gotten your Holiday Mini Catalog in the mail this week. Let me know if you didn’t receive it or if you would like a copy by leaving a comment below!
A few reminders before we dive into the weekend:
~Stampin’ Up Bonus Bucks throughout the month of August. Every $50 order earns you a code for $5 off your order in September!!!
We are all off to a fun Stampin Weekend with my upline, downline, and side lines! I can’t wait to see all my stamping girls and learn new techniques, see fabulous samples and have an amazing time! Wish us luck that Claire enjoys it just the same! 🙂 Happy Stampin’
There are so many amazing Stampin’ Up colors! What’s Your Favorite Color?? This is a bit of a hard question for me as there are so many I love and even that changes through the seasons!
Look at all of the pretty colors!!!! What are your favorites? Do you like a few from each color family or just love the entire collection?
Mine has always been the Brights Collection. I love bright colors because they are so cheery and make me happy! This is also why I’m loving the In Colors now too! Look at those amazing colors. There are a few in the Subtles that I use all the time like Pool Party and Calypso Coral and I’m loving the new ones like Mint Macaron and Highland Heather. The Regals I use more in the Fall and Winter and I’m so excited to have Blackberry Bliss back! I have never been a huge fan of the neutrals because I’m not a fan of the color brown. I do love Crumb Cake for a neutral base with things and of course there is a need for these on certain images. I’m still not sure I can get on board with Merry Merlot, Mossy Meadow and Night of Navy being a Neutral but we will get there. Who else is with me there???
Did you know that this month (July) you can pick out one of these Color Collections and get the set of Ink Pads for FREE when you join Stampin’ Up??? This is an amazing deal as it is a $67.50 value. The other awesome thing is with the addition of new colors and a new style of ink pad, we can all love this deal. In addition to the ink pads, you get to pick out $125 in any product you would like and this is all just $99.00. Click here for more details!
When you join Stampin’ Up! and my Fabulous Friends Team, you get so much more than just stamp product and ink pads. Hands down my favorite part has been the people and the friendships. I have Friends all over the country and it absolutely warms my heart. So many of them sent warm wishes and love on the birth of our baby, Claire. It really blew me away how much you all cared. I have met stampers who were going through a hard time and together we got through it with the power of handmade cards and prayers. I’m so thankful for Stampin’ Up and bringing me together with so many amazing people! It has been an amazing 14 years!
There are no obligations to do classes, hold events, or have a blog. Being a demonstrator is all about you and having fun! If you wish to enjoy the discount, that’s awesome! If you wish to stamp with friends and gather a few orders, that is perfectly fine. If you wish to build a business and pay your mortgage, I’m here to cheer you on! I’m all about having fun, celebrating accomplishments, and helping you enjoy it all! If you have any questions at all, just reach out!
Join me and my Stamp Family and take advantage of this amazing Stampin’ Up deal!!! Check out the video below or click here to see little Claire and here about families!